According to The Hollywood Reporter, Awkward will be adding two key players to its upcoming thirdÂ season. The Breakfast Club alum Anthony Michael Hall isÂ set to play Mr. Hart, aÂ sadistic creative writing teacher who’ll have a critical role in the extendedÂ season, while Nolan Funk (Glee) will portray Collin James, a good-looking transferÂ student. There’s no word yet on how long each will be on the critically acclaimed MTV comedy about a girl navigating the horrors of highÂ school.
Considering Jenna’s bloggingÂ skills and active imagination, itÂ stands to reason thatÂ she’ll be forced to bring her talents into the publicÂ sphere during the thirdÂ season. Her blog may have beenÂ spread aroundÂ school, harming her reputation in the process, but now, Jenna will have control of what gets released and the words that her peers will get from her; the blog has been an important part of her life for the first twoÂ seasons and it looks like it’ll be a primary player in the thirdÂ season, as well.
While there are no character details relating to Collin, it’s likely that he’ll be an obstacle for one of the couples to go through on the road to happiness. Jenna’sÂ struggle to get Matty to DTR makes me think thatÂ she won’t venture outside the relationship, even thoughÂ she’s not happy being with him,Â so Collin could potentially be the guy who comes between Tamara and Jake. The two found one another in the latter part of theÂ secondÂ season and complement the other quite well, but is Tamara ready to be inÂ somethingÂ serious after going through the drama with Ricky?
In addition to his role in The Breakfast Club, Hall has appeared on the likes of Warehouse 13, Community, and The DeadÂ Zone; Funk’s additional credits include Castle, Detroit 1-8-7, and Lie to Me.
Awkward returns for its thirdÂ season, which will consist of 20 episodes, thisÂ summer on MTV. No premiere date has been confirmed.
What are you expecting from the third season of Awkward?Â What role do you think Mr. Hart will play in the thirdÂ season? Which of the female characters will Collin go after?